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Two months ago, I met two chefs from India while eating with my son at Shake Shack and they told me they were in town to take in the local dining scene in preparation for opening a fine dining Indian restaurant called The Spice Market (no relation to the Jean Georges Vongerichten restaurant in Meat Packing District tin NYC) that was opening near Nobu and Fig & Olive. I was surprised that Galleria marketing has not announced. If the deal wasn't signed- why would they fly the chefs over to tour Houston food scene??? They had been to the new Kiran etc... They said the company has other restaurants in India but I believe the ownership was from Nigeria.

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walked to the galleria this morning and the first level of the renovated corridor leading to saks looks on target to open for business tomorrow as most stores facades have been uncovered and there are tons of people loading in and straightening/arranging items etc...the second level seems like maybe 1/3 of the stores if that will be ready to open tomorrow.

they also opened up the lower level corridor that leads to the westheimer facing entrance...lots of excitement going on in this part of the galleria! 

it all looks really nice and i am sure there will be lots of photos online soon enough!

 

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1 hour ago, gene said:

walked to the galleria this morning and the first level of the renovated corridor leading to saks looks on target to open for business tomorrow as most stores facades have been uncovered and there are tons of people loading in and straightening/arranging items etc...the second level seems like maybe 1/3 of the stores if that will be ready to open tomorrow.

they also opened up the lower level corridor that leads to the westheimer facing entrance...lots of excitement going on in this part of the galleria! 

it all looks really nice and i am sure there will be lots of photos online soon enough!

 

^^^ would LOVE to see just how this looks at night if you can grab us an illustration.  however, props for the update......

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it actually looks pretty strange from the outside, as it will probably/eventually be large windows, however for now, that is all boarded up since this is where presumably the 4 restaurants will be...so while the facade is nice, it will look even better once this is all uncovered! looking forward to this in the fall (hopefully)!

 

 

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^^^ galleria VI expansion.  the new front exterior entry is still undergoing construction.  however, TED BAKER LONDON is the epitome of cool.  i used to love to shop there at the mall in dubai, uae.....

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On 7/3/2017 at 3:17 PM, monarch said:

 

 

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^^^ galleria VI expansion.  the new front exterior entry is still undergoing construction.  however, TED BAKER LONDON is the epitome of cool.  i used to love to shop there at the mall in dubai, uae.....

 

wow!

 

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Jay Dee Texas has added a photo to the pool:

The Houston Galleria on Sage facing Williams Tower

A late night shot I took around 1am of February 2016 in the Galleria area of Houston. Since there's little to no traffic it was a perfect time to take it .That big tower I'm facing is Williams Tower . From what I read it's the 4th tallest building in Texas, and might be the tallest in Houston and is 64 stories high

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On 3/3/2018 at 10:35 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:



More renderings of The Spice Route Company or Spice Route. The Spice Route Company is opening above Fig & Olive and across from Nobu on the second floor of the Galleria III wing (old Saks building) in Houston.

Renderings are from Chromed Design Studio's Facebook.


This is the entrance and waiting area where the elevators are located.

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Main dining area:

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Patio with dining cabanas.

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Very opulent!

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learned something new today from a San Antonio website of all places haha:

 

https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/bizfeed/article/New-retail-tenants-announced-at-the-Galleria-12867815.php

 

The XD Ride Adventure sounds interesting...I wonder if that is going to take over where Rainforest Cafe was?

 

An Indian restaurant, a dance studio and a virtual reality ride are some of the new retail tenants announced at the Galleria mall.

Simon Property Group signed nine new tenants to the iconic Houston shopping mall. The mall owner also announced several relocations of existing tenants, including Microsoft, Chico's, Thirstys and MCM.

Here are the new tenants coming to the Galleria:

  • Musaafer by The Spice Route Company: An Indian restaurant with a bar and lounge
  • Quay Australia: A sunglasses brand from Melbourne, Australia
  • Dance With Me: A dance studio offering private and group classes and social practice parties founded by Dancing With the Stars celebrities Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Popbar: Customizable gelato, sorbetto and yogurt on a stick
  • Maison Luisant: Upscale French salon and spa
  • Charles Tyrwhitt: A British menswear shop offering suits and shoes
  • XD Ride Virtual Adventure: A multi-dimensional virtual movie ride incorporarting surround sound, motion seats and special effects such as wind, lightning, rain, snow, fog, bubble, air blast and aroma
  • Brow Art 23: An eyebrow threading boutique that also offers waxing, henna tattos and skin care consultations
  • Footaction USA/Flight 23: An athletic footwear store with a special Michael Jordan-branded shoe and apparel section
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I was speaking with some people supposedly "in the know" this weekend about the Galleria and the restaurants there.

Supposedly Blanco is doing so well that they were given half the service lot for their customers and their to-go customers.

Nobu isn't doing nearly as well as they hoped and Fig and Olive was doing so poorly they were supposedly on the verge of closing but now have a new menu that is more moderately priced and even have taken some menu and bar "ideas" from Blanco in hopes to turn it all around...and quick!

Because of all of this, apparently the Spice Route is taking their time with renovations and opening because I think this is all a shock to the system for everyone concerned...

well except Blanco!

(which by the way I do happen to like...ALOT!)

 

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2 minutes ago, richfish said:

Pretty much all the traffic at those restaurants has to be vistors. Not many locals want to deal with the mall to have an average dinner I feel. 

I thought the same thing.  The Galleria is the last place I would want to go for a nice meal.  Getting in and out is such a hassle.

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Yes they realize that....now.

That is one reason the Galleria at least offered half of the usually "valet only" lot to Blanco, in hopes to keep them full and happy.

I don't see signs up saying Blanco parking except 3 "Blanco to go" spots so all the restaurants can benefit from the free half lot at least...but traffic is also a big part of the problem so yes they mentioned that they do indeed get mostly hotel guests to the restaurants. Luckily my condo is across the street and as mentioned, i truly like the feel, the food and the service and bar staff at Blanco...so i go there often.

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